Saturday, February 2, 2019

Thoughts of Determination on a Saturday Morning Over Coffee

Sitting here sippin coffee after a long wonderful winter's night of sleep.  A full eight hours at least.  Feel great this morning.  And I'm pondering just how odd this January has been.  Full of highs and lows.  Phoenix vs. Flu comes to mind just for starters. 

It's been a quick month of sorts.  Aren't they all these days?  It's had it's set of frustrations and disappointments but it's also had it's heels dug in the ground unstoppable determination.  I guess God gave me the gift of stubborn for a reason. 

And this month he's had to give me the gift of patience - and some days were far better than others. 

And now it is February.  We will see blooms before the month is over.  Some are seeing them now.  We are usually filling our calendars full.  I'm happy to be home and not have a lot of plans.  I am focusing on my business and need to attend to many things here. 

I've been reluctant to put the bucket list up as instead of inspiring, it has become another list of to do's and until I feel that I'm ready to look at it as fun and inspiring - then I'm not reposting it. 

I've been thinking a lot about simplifying my life.  I don't want to rid of my hobbies as I enjoy them so, but a lot of "things" get in the way of my goals.  I don't really even have time to clean anymore truth be told.  But I do the best I can.  I'm kinda on a whim of getting rid or simplifying things just to get rid of stuff not used and have less stuff to organize.  This has been more of a project in my head and less of actually doing it - lol.  But I see things and think of it. 

I try not to be discouraged by all the hobbies I love, all the things I'm trying to do, and the lack of time to do it all.  In fact, I've always been burdened by the lack of time.  I have always wanted to do it all, be it all, see it all, have it all, try it all, and always seeking more and more to be inspired, to learn.  The quest is never over.  The true passions always win out though.  You see I'm always back here nearly every morning writing.  There is always a quest for an adventure.  And I usually find it.  There are not many goals that I have that I don't accomplish.  There is something about that - that makes me smile. 

And I remember my Dad saying "be careful what you want, b/c YOU just might get it".  Those words.  I can't really ever recall something I wanted that I didn't get.  If I wanted it I went after it.  I got it.  Sometimes I had to wait for it.  Sometimes I had to argue to get it.  Sometimes I didn't care what anyone thought and I just went for it. 

So while January was an odd bird, that is ok.  I'm still me.  I'm still making progress forward, and have so much to look forward to.  And I'm remembering that my determination will get me where I want to be.  And then when that happens there will likely be another world of goals after that.  It's a beautiful wonderful thing, proving that the fun is in the journey.  And oh what a journey it's gonna be!

But for today, I'm going to sip my coffee, do laundry, clean the house, go for a walk, meet friends for a winter brewsky and enjoy a day off.  I reserve the right to read a book, plan for next week, and listen to some training and motivational videos as I desire.  ;-)

I'm also looking forward to tomorrow.  While George plays Top Golf, I'm going to church, and plan to go to lunch afterwards, then get my car washed, then to the grocery and then to come home and finish out my goals for the weekend and watch the super bowl, play games and read a book.  So ta da!  There you have my thoughts and goals for the weekend.  And now off for more coffee!  Let's get this train going!  February is a short one.  Much to do, much to ponder, much to be thankful for. 



  1. it's good to get your ducks in a row. i hope you are able to do everything you want.

  2. There truly is a lot of joy to be found in the journey. If we didn't set goals and work for them, we'd get bored. For me every day is still exciting and new and I'm a lot older than you are. Sounds like you've got plans for a busy Sunday. Hope it is a wonderful one!


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